The Vice Foreign Minister of China Ms Fu Ying, who lead an eight-member delegation for the 20th round of boundary talks, called on the Prime Minister Lyonchhen Jigmi Y Thinley at the Gyalyong Tshokhang last Thursday.
The boundary talks between Bhutan and the government of the People’s Republic of China was held yesterday in Thimphu.
The Bhutanese delegation lead by the economic affairs minister Lyonpo Khandu Wangchuk represented Bhutan for the meet.
The third Expert Group Meeting (EGM) in Beijing in July 2010 and an informal meeting of the expert group in Hongkong in November 2011 were held after the last round of boundary talks held in Thimphu in January 2010.
The China-Bhutan boundary talks are based on the Four Guiding Principles agreed between the two parties in the 1998 agreement to maintain peace and tranquility along the borders.
Lyonchhen welcomed Vice Foreign Minister Ms Fu Ying on her first visit to Bhutan. He conveyed heartfelt condolences from the people and the government of Bhutan on the aftermath of heavy rainfall and loss of lives in China.
Lyonchhen also expressed his admiration on the extent to which China was able to lower its poverty level.
The Chinese vice Foreign Minister said that Bhutan’s development model of GNH is increasingly becoming popular and admired in China.
Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thinley and Vice Foreign Minister Fu Ying also spoke on several other matters of mutual interests.
International boundaries secretary Dasho Pema Wangchuk, foreign secretary Yeshey Dorji and International Boundaries Secretariat officials were also present at the meeting.